Every common unit of measure, whether it's metric or imperical, volume, weight, etc. already existing in meez! And variations of them as well. You'll never need to create or convert grams (or 'g' or 'gr') or any other unit of measure that is standard when using meez. We account for all of them, even industry standards that are not typically measured like a Kunz Spoon (yes, we know the volume of a small and large Kunz spoon:)
BUT! You will often want and need to create your own custom units of measure based on how you purchase your ingredients and the words you like to use in your recipes.
Watch the video above for details
If you buy a 'Tub' of Ricotta cheese for $10, you'll need to know the weight or volume of that tub when using ricotta by weight or volume in a recipe.
We see this often with Chipotle peppers (and btw with Ricotta cheese tubs!^^).
Your recipe calls for 1 can of chipotle peppers in adobo. You typically get 13.4oz cans and this time the vendor sent 7oz cans.
We are all used to the standard yield units for serving sizes, i.e. '1 portion' ; '1 Serving' etc.
But sometimes you want to customize this for a specific recipe. Maybe the recipe yields '20 Biscuits' or '40 Cookies'
In this instance, you can create a unit of measure called 'Biscuits' or 'Cookies' that is equal to 1 piece. This can be a great way to make recipes easier to follow and understand.
and don't forget about...
You will also need to create Recipe Conversions whenever you would like to use multiple units of measure of that recipe.
For example, maybe you make a Salsa Verde that yields 1 quart. And you know that a quart of the sauce weighed 1000g when you checked. And 1 portion weighs 1.5oz. You can customize all of this so that you can use that recipe in other recipes or menu items by any unit of measure you like. It's also great for more easily capturing recipe costs.
(see video at the top for more details on how to do this)